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If you thought the Met Gala was gorgeous, check out this Tumblr fan art

Our favorite part of the red carpet isn't the fashion—it's the fanart.


Aja Romano

Internet Culture

Posted on May 7, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 8:41 am CDT

Monday night’s annual Met Gala was the toast of the Internet, but it also demonstrated how the Web makes red carpet events into increasingly public affairs. Every step celebrities take seems to be photographed and instantly uploaded to the web for the consumption of all.

But not all of that consumption breeds negative or hyper-critical attention. When Tumblr fans got their hands on the glamorous looks their favorite celebs were sporting, many of them did more than just sing praises or criticize what they were wearing. Some of them, particularly a number of Tumblr’s fashion designers and artists, responded with gorgeous fanart.

Here are a few of our favorites.

Fashion designer and illustrater Yigit Ozcakmak shared several sketches inspired by the much-photographed looks several women were wearing at the event:

Blake Lively at the Met Gala; Illustration by yigitozcakmak

Beyoncé at the Met Gala; Illustration by yigitozcakmak


Charlize Theron at the Met Gala; Illustration by yigitozcakmak


Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa at the Met Gala; Illustration by yigitozcakmak

British illustrator and designer Hayden Williams also chronicled the evening, sharing his art with TumblrTwitter, and Instagram


Illustration by haydenwilliamsillustrations


Rihanna; Illustration by haydenwilliams/Instagram

Sarah Jessica Parker; Illustration by haydenwilliams/Instagram

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian; Illustration by haydenwilliams/Instagram

Another artist who doubled up onTumblr and Instagram was fashion and children’s book illustrator Jeanette Getrost, who captured Liu Wen’s luxurious Zac Posen and Karolina Kurkova’s gorgeous Marchesa in watercolor:

Illustration by jeanettegetrost/Tumblr

Illustration by jeanettegetrost/Instagram

And of course, because this was Tumblr, no one got more attention than fandom idol Benedict Cumberbatch. There were no other men at this ball. There was only Cumberbatch. Trust Tumblr on this.

Illustration by lejung054

We assume this art is because Benedict brought his foxiest looks with him to the red carpet.

Illustration by sherlawkspants/Tumblr

Illustration by amiepsychique

Illustration by amiepsychique

GIF by enerjax via enerjax/Tumblr

Clearly no one had as much fun as Benedict Cumberbatch did at the Met on Monday night—or at least, the Benedict Cumberbatch that existed in the minds of Tumblr fanartists.

Illustration by haydenwilliamsillustrations

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*First Published: May 7, 2014, 6:03 pm CDT